Telenav Reviews

Updated May 20, 2015
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Telenav President and CEO H. P. Jin
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Pros
  • Free food and Friday social hour (in 12 reviews)

  • Have some bright, hard working engineers (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Management has no management skills and are unable to enforce even minimal work related discipline (in 6 reviews)

  • Good people are now keeping their heads down (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Location Service Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telenav full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment. Lots of opportunities to work on different products. Good employees with great performance got recognition and promotion quickly.

    Cons

    Company is going through transition and facing strong competitors in the market. Has challenge to recruit outstanding engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire top engineers from valley to improve product and service quality.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good, not great

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Telenav has a great product that is actually helpful, and some solid leadership that cares about developing their offering in the market.

    Cons

    While this company has a good offering, unfortunately the management doesn't have a strong focus on innovating. They really need to focus on developing more products and not just keeping up with the competition. They also seem to think that they compete with Google, but really I don't know that they even fall onto the radar.

    Advice to Management

    It's not only important for you to continue to innovate, but you'll also need to develop talent from within if you're looking to keep your top performers as opposed to losing them to stronger companies.


  3. Good to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telenav

    Pros

    I have been working for telenav for 11 years. 1. Work time is flexible 2. Managers are nice to employees. 3. The place is in sunnyvale, which is very convenient.

    Cons

    Currently, 1. It is not profitable. 2. It starts to lay off employees because of finance issue. 3. Lots of talents are leaving.


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  5. Good company

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good technical people, great technology to work, fun place,

    Cons

    They need better people manager


  6. Decent company, hopefully in a rebuilding phase

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good comp and benefits, smart people.

    Cons

    The company faces a serious challenge with the major players in the field (Google, Apple) as well as fast-moving startups (Waze).


  7. Software QA Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telenav

    Pros

    Flexibility cross cultural interaction navigation product experience

    Cons

    Language can be a barrier


  8. Excellent company for gaining technical skills; Good flow of talent out to quality silicon valley leaders

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EPM in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - EPM in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Latest technology used, Quick adaptation of best practices. Good training programs by HR and industry experts. Good team members. Free food and Friday social hour. Compensation is competitive to the role.

    Cons

    Loud talker wins, Visibility is through any questions. Benefits so so but tries to be competitive to industry. Leadership takes input too much from newly recruited leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Cut losing businesses quickly. Consider right/left shift of senior management; Rotate first level management to get overall experience.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Have some bright engineers and good technology.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Telenav full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Have some bright, hard working engineers. An environment for getting cross-culture experience

    Cons

    Management has no clear direction. Nobody cares about work-life balance


  10. Nice people and good to learn stuff.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Telenav full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quite a few of nice colleague to work with. Have chance to learn knowledge from back end to front end.

    Cons

    Long term outlook is not that clear or positive. Need time to figure out the strategy for the coming several years before money burned out. It's not the worst situation met in past 10 years, but still need really good idea to overcome the challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Engineer needs time for family.


  11. Great place to try new things and learn.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telenav (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Most of them care.

    Cons

    Too many don't care about quality. Too many priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Focus. Focus. Focus.



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